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Acertitude Lands Chief Revenue Officer for Indigo Energy

The role of chief revenue officer (CRO) has changed dramatically over the last several years. CROs are quickly becoming mission-critical innovators for companies that look to dominate a market first and fastest, according to recruiters. The demand for these financial leaders is growing and executive search firms have been busy filling these roles. The latest: Acertitude placed

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Diversified Search Finds CFO for Catholic Charities USA

Diversified Search has placed Sean P. Roddy as chief financial officer for Catholic Charities USA, one of the biggest charities in the country. Nalini Perkins, managing director of the recruiter’s non-profit practice, and Mark Mulvanerty, managing director of its financial officers practice, co-led the assignment. Mr. Roddy was “strong technically,” said Ms. Perkins, but it was

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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Generation X Remains a Dynamic Workplace Phenomenon

With so much attention directed at upstart Millennials, employers may be overlooking their employees from the 40-something generation. New research out of the U.K. shows that employees from Generation X mirror many of the workplace trends of their younger counterparts in terms of switching jobs, demanding diverse skill-sets and forging careers or part-time gigs from

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GDPR is Coming – What Does it All Mean?

A few months ago nobody seemed to have heard of GDPR. Suddenly, people in the search world are waking up to the realization that this new regulation will come into effect on 25th of May 2018, less than 9 months from now. Quite rightly, we want to know what it’s all about, why it matters, and what it will mean for us.

Storbeck/ Pimentel Leads President Search for Indiana State
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Storbeck/Pimentel Leads President Search for Indiana State

Executive search firms continue to reap the benefits of an active education sector, which many academic recruiters say has never been busier. Even smaller recruiting outfits have multiple assignments running concurrently, all at the senior levels. If any slowdown is coming, it most likely will be found at the talent identification stage. With so much

TechnoPro Holdings Acquires Boyd & Moore Executive Search in Japan
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TechnoPro Holdings Acquires Boyd & Moore Executive Search

TechnoPro Holdings has acquired Tokyo-based Boyd & Moore Executive Search. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boyd & Moore is a global executive recruitment firm operating primarily in the technology sector, serving multinational clients. The agency also offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and market mapping. With $1 billion in revenue and more than

U.S. employers expect more hiring for rest of 2017
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U.S. Employers Expect More Hiring for Remainder of 2017

A record number of hiring managers in the U.S. anticipate bringing aboard more employees in the next six months, according to the semi-annual hiring survey from DHI Group, an online career resource and talent acquisition platform for technology professionals and other select professional communities. The expected rise in hiring comes at a time when unemployment is

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Koya Lands New Leader for National Wildlife Refuge

Top leaders for non-profit concerns remain in demand and Koya Leadership Partners has the latest big catch in the sector. Molly Brennan, a founding partner at the firm, has recruited Geoffrey Haskett as the president of the National Wildlife Refuge Association. The organization was seeking an experienced, dynamic, and strategic leader to guide it through a time

True Search appoints Austin Krissoff as Cybersecurity Practice Leader
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True Search Names Cybersecurity Practice Leader

With cybercrime costing industry around the world hundreds of billions of dollars each year, funding for cybersecurity companies could break records this year. Just recently, executive recruiter True Search, which was recently recognized as one of the Top 50 search firms in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media, named Austin Krissoff to lead its cybersecurity practice from its Boston office. The

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Fewer Women Fill Seats on Boards, Heidrick & Struggles Study Reveals

For those who have been striving for women to achieve their fair share of seats on corporate boards, a recent Heidrick & Struggles report – ‘Board Diversity at an Impasse?’ – was no doubt disheartening. In 2016, the report said, Fortune 500 companies filled 421 vacant or newly-created board seats with independent directors, a new

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Cejka Finds New CEO for the Oregon Clinic

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to current reform efforts, and whatever changes President Donald J. Trump may produce. This

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Russell Reynolds Associates Leading CFO Search for Energizer

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In one recent assignment, Russell Reynolds Associates was tapped by Energizer Holdings to lead its search for a new CFO. Brian K. Hamm, the current CFO, is leaving the company to pursue

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Witt/Kieffer Announces Promotions

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has announced 10 promotions in its expanding search practices. These promotions follow the appointment of Andrew Chastain to CEO, replacing Charles “Chuck” W.B. Wardell. “During this time of unprecedented change across industries, we are thrilled to recognize these professionals who have helped our clients to build successful, thriving leadership,” said Mr. Chastain. “They each bring a

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Signium Continues Expansion

Executive search firm Signium U.K. has named Andrew Dawson as director of its industrial practice, Paul Surridge as global head of leadership consulting, and Dominique Graham as global head of legal and professional services. “The recognition of Paul’s international expertise in leadership consulting is a real compliment to the impact he has made in less than 12 months

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Seven Points That Best-In-Class HR Functions Have In Common

Identifying what companies have the best HR functions is no simple task. The needs of businesses vary depending on everything from size and complexity, to the culture of the organization, to whether a company is run as one overall entity or a collection of autonomous divisions. Egon Zehnder, the third largest executive recruitment firm in

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ZRG Partners Acquires HM Long Global Partners

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has continued its aggressive expansion with the acquisition of life sciences specialist HM Long Global Partners. As part of the asset acquisition agreement, Helga Long, formerly the chair and CEO of HM Long/ RSVP Group, is joining ZRG Partners. Ms. Long is considered one of the

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Association Strategies Seeking New Leaders for Non-Profits

Non-profit recruiting specialist Association Strategies has been tapped by the Dredging Contractors of America and the Forging Industry Association to lead in searches for an executive director/ CEO and a president respectively. Founded in 1986, Association Strategies provides executive search, organizational assessment and transition management services exclusively to non-profit organizations. The firm also offers succession planning, board

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Jordan Search Consultants Finds CEO for Medical Group

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Recently, O’Fallon, MO-based executive recruiting firm Jordan Search Consultants recruited Ray Williams

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Cognitive Talent Partners Opens to Serve Private Equity Companies

Anuj Dhawan, former director and partner at Positive Moves Consulting, an angel investor in a Seattle-based healthcare IoT business, has founded executive search firm Cognitive Talent Partners LLP. Based in Gurgaon, Haryana, India, the firm provides executive search services to private equity funds, banks, consumer lending clients and global technology corporations. Mr. Dhawan said he started

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Hiring Pressures Mount As Talent Supply Tightens

The global workforce is changing rapidly. Skills shortages, new models of engagement and demographic shifts, as well as economic and political forces, are pushing companies to re-think their approaches to securing critical skills. As talent and business leaders look to the future, a strategic understanding of the forces of change is essential. Allegis Group, a

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Nolan Partners Leading CEO Search for USA Triathlon

USA Triathlon (USAT), the national governing body for the sport of triathlon, has enlisted executive search firm Nolan Partners to help find its next chief executive officer. Chad Biagini, managing director of North America for the recruiters, is leading the assignment. USAT is looking for a strong business leader with a proven background of driving engagement, affinity

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Academic Search Seeking Provost for Saint Mary’s College

Colleges and universities across the country are preparing for September and a new academic year. For many of them, that means commencing searches that will deliver high-profile leaders to lead them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, in many cases, globalization. Among the latest, Saint Mary’s College, is seeking its next provost and

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BarkerGilmore Expands Coaching and Advising Team

BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm specializing in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has added Maureen Brundage to its coaching and advising team. She joins a group of former general counsel and chief compliance officers that collectively offer a range of advising and coaching services for legal and compliance departments. Ms. Brundage is former

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Amrop Adds Member Firm in Singapore

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 80 offices in 52 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas remains in growth mode. It recently added Singapore-based executive search firm Reed Hamilton as a member firm. Founded in 2011 and led by Jason Reed Wagner, the firm currently has six consultants and offers professional and

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The Lapham Group Places Cyber Risk President at Chubb

The hunt for seasoned cybersecurity talent has seen a dramatic increase in the last several years, according to executive recruiters who hunt for talent in the space. Today, the need for such leaders reaches across virtually all industries. Areas like financial services, defense and high technology have long focused on cybersecurity. But with cyber attacks continuing

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Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Perrigo Company

Perrigo Company, a global provider of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products, said that its board of directors has retained Spencer Stuart to help find its next chief executive officer. CEO John T. Hendrickson is retiring. He plans to remain with the company for up to 60 days after his successor is hired, to ensure a

Heidrick & Struggles has introduced SYNAPP
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Heidrick Releases Organizational Network Analytic

Heidrick & Struggles has introduced SYNAPP, a new organizational network analytics platform. It enables client companies to identify and address strategic human capital issues. SYNAPP uncovers the relationships that underpin an organization that are not apparent on an organizational chart. The digital application platform, developed as a proprietary solution by Heidrick & Struggles, provides a business with

Search Solution Group Expands Montana and Tennessee
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Search Solution Group Expands to Montana and Tennessee

Charlotte-based executive recruiting firm Search Solution Group has opened offices in Bozeman, MT and Nashville, TN in an effort to meet the growing demands of its national client base and to serve these thriving markets. “Established in 2002, Search Solution Group has continuously expanded due to the committed individuals that hold themselves accountable to our clients, candidates

Horton opens office brazil
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Horton Opens Office In Brazil

Brazil is the largest national economy in Latin America, the world’s eighth largest economy at market exchange rates and the seventh largest in purchasing power parity, according to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. It has a mixed economy with abundant natural resources and is projected to become one of the five largest in the world in the decades to come. It is

Korn Ferry Heading President Search for Moderna Therapeutics

Korn Ferry International has been selected by Moderna Therapeutics to lead its search for a new president. Moderna is pioneering messenger RNA Therapeutics, a new in vivo drug technology that produces human proteins, antibodies and entirely novel protein constructs inside patient cells. Korn Ferry, based in Los Angeles and with a presence throughout the Americas,

Bespoke Partners Places CTO For Personify

San Diego-headquartered Bespoke Partners has recruited Dave Cooper as chief technology officer of Personify. Mr. Cooper formerly served as chief technology officer for Rockwell Software. Personify is the leader in association management software and services for associations and other non-profits. Bespoke Partners assists private equity firms to deliver top executives for their portfolio companies.

Lochlin Partners Places VP Of HR At National Restaurant Association

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Barbara Polk as vice president of human resources at the National Restaurant Association. Ms. Polk served as the VP of national human resources service delivery for the American Red Cross. The National Restaurant Association is the largest foodservice trade association in the world—supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses.

Wheless Partners Finds President For Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Executive search firm Wheless Partners has placed Louis G. Smith Jr. as president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Smith most recently served as CEO of Memorial Hermann Northeast Campus in Houston. Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the people

CTPartners To Raise $5 Million From Single Investor

In an effort to raise cash after two failed stock offerings in the past 60 days, CTPartners on Friday priced a $5 million registered underwritten offering of its common stock at a discounted price of $3.44 per share to one institutional investor. Earlier in the day, the offering price had been set at $3 per

ManpowerGroup Posts Small Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN)posted revenues of $5.1 billion for the fourth quarter ended December 2014, a decrease of two percent from $5.3 billion a year earlier. The Milwaukee-based company’s earnings jumped to $117.2 million, or $1.47 per share, in the quarter from $101.2 million, or $1.25 per share, a year ago. Annual revenue increased slightly to $20.8 billion

Direct Recruiters, INC. Adds Recruiting Specialist

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has named Rachel Gulko as a lead recruiter for its plastics industry practice area focusing on executive level leadership searches. Prior to joining DRI, Ms. Gulko worked in sales for Verizon where she honed her sales leadership skills. She also has a background in early childhood education. Founded

Hanold Associates Places VP Global Talent Management at Flextronics

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Susan Crickenberger as vice president, global talent management for Flextronics (FLEX). Previously, Ms. Crickenberger was head of talent, North American world headquarters for HJ Heinz. Flextronics International Limited is a $30 billion business and is one of the world’s leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) providers that offers complete

William Hay & Associates Heading CEO Search for McPier

Executive search firm William Hay & Associates has been selected by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, or McPier, to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The new executive will replace current CEO Jim Reilly who is retiring. The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) is a municipal corporation created by the

Shares Of CTPartners Remain In Freefall

CTPartners’ stock price dropped by 50 percent yesterday – its single biggest one-day dip – before settling at $4.35 per share, a 33 percent decline. The stock has been in a freefall for the past week on the back of multiple financial restatements and the suspension of a planned common stock offering. News of a

Industrial Search Partners Acquires O’Reilly Group

Industrial Search Partners (ISP) has acquired The O’Reilly Group, an executive search firm specializing in helping a broad range of clients find senior supply chain and logistics talent. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Prior to executive search, O’Reilly Group founder Eve O’Reilly had 22 years of supply chain experience working for carrier,

Martha Fay Africa, Co-Founder of Major, Lindsey & Africa, has Died

Martha Fay (Marty) Africa, co-founder and partner of Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has passed away after a protracted battle with cancer. Ms. Africa served as an active member of MLA until shortly before her death. She joined Bob Major in 1984 to form the core of what is today Major, Lindsey & Africa, a

CTPartners Suspends Stock Offering And Withdraws Guidance For 2015

CTPartners, the global executive search firm ranked No. 7 in the U.S./Americas region by HSZ Media, has disclosed its intent to suspend a proposed common stock offering announced just 48 hours ago. It is the second time the company has pulled an offering within the last 60 days. CTPartners is revising it's fourth quarter and

Benchmark Executive Search Adds Five New Members To Its National Security And Cyber Advisory Board

Benchmark Executive Search has added five new members to its national security and cyber advisory board. The board will provide Benchmark's president, Jeremy King, with counsel in helping Benchmark customers find cyber experts at the board, C and VP levels. New advisory board members include: LTG Rhett Hernandez (Ret), president of CyberLens, LLC; Matt Olsen,

Alium Partners Grows Staff

Alium Partners, a provider of interim management professionals in the U.K., has named Karen Cresswell as client strategy and development director. Ms. Cresswell brings more than 20 years’ experience of operating globally within the senior interim market, in particular in transformation and change management. She has advised across a range of sectors, such as financial

Egon Zehnder Heading CEO Search For Standard Chartered Plc

Egon Zehnder has been retained by Standard Chartered Plc to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Egon Zehnder is also searching for replacements for other senior executives at Standard Chartered. Standard Chartered PLC provides consumer and wholesale banking products and services primarily in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Founded in 1964,

Buffkin Group Fills VP Hr Position For Restorixhealth

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has recruited Colleen Hurley as the new vice president of human resources at RestorixHealth. Ms. Hurley was previously VP of human resources at Community Blood Services. RestorixHealth provides comprehensive wound care management services. The Buffkin Group is an executive search firm offering services in executive search, executive coaching, management

Cook Associates’ John Kins To Retire

Cook Associates has said that its owner and chairman, John Kins, is retiring after being active in the search business since the mid-1960’s. During his tenure, Cook Associates grew to become a top-ranked search firm with offices in Chicago, New York, Boston, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Mr. Kins started a sister division, Cook M&A Advisory

Pure Search Expands In Asia

Global search firm Pure Search has appointed Elaine Khoo as a associate director and specialist HR recruiter for its Asian market. Ms. Khoo has over a decade of experience gained in Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong and has filled a broad spectrum of mandates, including HR business partner, reward, L&D, employee relations, global mobility, global

Mclean Interim Management Adds Partner

U.K.-based McLean Interim Management has named Natasha Cleeve as a partner. Ms. Cleeve’s career spans 25 years in the interim management industry and she has been focusing on the executive interim market for the last 15 years. She has set up and run successful businesses and practices throughout her career and is experienced across numerous

B.E. Smith Heading CEo Search For Yuma Regional Medical Center

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been retained to lead a national chief executive officer search for Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, AZ. Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is a 406-bed, not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing outstanding medical care to the residents of Yuma and the surrounding communities in southwestern Arizona. Founded in 1978,

Human Resource Solutions Fills Position For Great Plains Communications

Human Resource Solutions has recruited Lynn Mead as the head of carrier and wholesale services with Great Plains Communications. The search was led by R. Woody Daroca, managing director and founder. Previously, Ms. Mead worked for Consolidated Communications (CNSL), Enventis, Contel and GTE. Great Plains Communications is the largest independent telecommunications company in Nebraska, serving

Spencer Ogden Makes Two Appointments

London-headquartered recruiting firm Spencer Ogden has promoted Brad Lewington to director of EMEA and named Kristen Zeilerbauer as managing director in London. Mr. Lewington will combine his new title with an existing position as head of Asia Pacific. In his new role, he will relocate to London and develop the firm's APAC business. Mr. Zeilerbauer

J. Carpenter & Co. Recruits Chief Marketing Officer For Tempur-Sealy

Executive search firm J. Carpenter and Co. has recruited Jay Spenchian as chief marketing officer of Tempur-Sealy International. Most recently, Mr. Spenchian served as EVP and chief marketing officer for Olive Garden. Tempur Sealy is one of the world's largest bedding providers. J. Carpenter & Co. was founded in 2009 and recruits senior-level executives for

Trilogy Search Non+Profit Completes Search For Bioptix

Executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Ken Dickerson as vice president of sales with BiOptix, a privately-held optical biodetection company. Chuck Pappalardo handled the assignment on behalf of Trilogy. Mr. Dickerson previously served as national sales director with ACEA Biosciences. Trilogy Search Non+Profit specializes in recruiting senior-level executives and company directors for non-profit

CTPartners To Sell Stock Amid Securities Fraud Investigation

CTPartners is moving forward with a previously planned public offering of common stock, seeking to raise $12.5 million. Craig-Hallum Capital Group will act as sole managing underwriter. William Blair & Co., the company’s one-time lead underwriter, pulled out of any public offering consideration last week when it downgraded CTPartners’ stock and dropped its coverage of

AESC Adds Talent Africa as Member

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has added Talent Africa as a member firm. Talent Africa, an alliance firm of Korn Ferry, is based in Sandton, the business hub of South Africa, and offers integrated talent solutions to clients nationally and in sub-Saharan Africa. “We are honored to be part of the AESC, it

Russell Reynolds Associates Names Former Egon Zehnder Partner as Co-Leader of CEO and Board Advisory Services

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Justus O’Brien to the firm to co-lead its integrated CEO and board advisory services group alongside industry veterans Charles A. Tribbett III and Ron Lumbra. Mr. O’Brien will be based out of the firm’s New York office. He joins a global team that combines expertise across

Citing ‘Credibility’ Issue, Underwriter Drops Coverage Of CTpartners

Chicago-based William Blair & Company, lead underwriter for CTPartners, has downgraded the company’s stock and abruptly dropped its coverage of the global executive search firm. Blair’s relationship with CTPartners dates back to December 2010 when it acted as lead manager for CTPartners’ initial public offering. At the time, Blair analyst, Tim McHugh, said that ‘CTPartners

HVS Executive Search Names Managing Director For Europe And Middle East

Simon Tucker-Brown has been appointed as managing director of HVS Executive Search for Europe and the Middle East. He will be based in London. Mr. Tucker-Brown specializes in providing advice on talent and market information as well as solutions to clients’ critical assignments, having delivered numerous search mandates across a broad range of disciplines at

Heidrick & Struggles Heading CEO Search for Cruise Lines International Association

Heidrick & Struggles has been selected by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current president and CEO Christine Duffy is leaving CLIA to become president of Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines. Cruise Lines International Association is the world´s largest cruise association and is dedicated to

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